Very Rare Omani Musket with brass inlays Spanish Portuguese shape stamps on the barrel but with Arab / Persian text.
Dating based on the style stamps on the barrel. The stamps have been photographed in detail. 156 cm long. Note that there are some remains of very fine geometric engraving on the brass inlays that have worn off. The gun is complete with all its accessories! The book by Guillain contains probably the earliest picture of an Omani matchlock.
Arab names: Abu Fathilah / Fatiyalah ( Father of the match) / Gizail Mirkee (long barrel matchlock)
Period: Probably 17th century. People stopped using these guns before the 1880´s.
Origin: The barrel is probably 17th century from Persia, Ceylon (Shri Lanka) or Portugal. Several reports indicate that the Omani in the 17th and 18th century were unable to cast iron, so the barrels are probably "foreign"